Jackson Bird      

Full name Jackson Munro Bird

Born December 11, 1986, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Current age 29 years 64 days

Major teams Australia, Australia A, Australia Under-19s, Hampshire, Melbourne Stars, New South Wales Under-23s, Tasmania

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

Jackson Munro Bird
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 3 4 3 7 6* 7.00 53 13.20 0 0 1 0 1 0
First-class 43 55 23 264 26 8.25 680 38.82 0 0 34 4 18 0
List A 15 6 4 14 5* 7.00 16 87.50 0 0 1 0 4 0
Twenty20 38 8 4 21 14* 5.25 26 80.76 0 0 0 1 16 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 3 6 633 303 13 4/41 7/117 23.30 2.87 48.6 1 0 0
First-class 43 78 8522 4317 177 6/25 11/95 24.38 3.03 48.1 9 8 2
List A 15 15 754 559 17 3/39 3/39 32.88 4.44 44.3 0 0 0
Twenty20 38 38 783 1003 35 4/31 4/31 28.65 7.68 22.3 1 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v Sri Lanka at Melbourne, Dec 26-28, 2012 scorecard
Last Test England v Australia at Chester-le-Street, Aug 9-12, 2013 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class debut Tasmania v South Australia at Hobart, Nov 15-18, 2011 scorecard
Last First-class Victoria v Tasmania at Melbourne, Feb 3-5, 2016 scorecard
List A debut Tasmania v New South Wales at Hobart, Feb 4, 2012 scorecard
Last List A Tasmania v Victoria at Sydney, Oct 20, 2015 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Melbourne Stars v Perth Scorchers at Melbourne, Jan 4, 2012 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Sydney Sixers v Sydney Thunder at Sydney, Jan 16, 2016 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
0, 2/45, 14, 1/34 Tasmania v Victoria Melbourne 3 Feb 2016 FC
0/27, 1 Syd Sixers v Syd Thunder Sydney 16 Jan 2016 T20
1/35, 1* Syd Sixers v Heat Sydney 10 Jan 2016 T20
1*, 0/17 Syd Sixers v Scorchers Perth 2 Jan 2016 T20
1/33 Syd Sixers v Strikers Adelaide 31 Dec 2015 T20
1/13 Syd Sixers v Melb Stars Sydney 27 Dec 2015 T20
0/30 Syd Sixers v Melb Reneg Melbourne (Docklands) 23 Dec 2015 T20
0/26 Syd Sixers v Hurricanes Sydney 20 Dec 2015 T20
0/29, 14* Syd Sixers v Syd Thunder Sydney 17 Dec 2015 T20
14*, 3/74, 1*, 1/8 Tasmania v West Aust Perth 6 Dec 2015 FC
Profile

A fast bowler who moved from New South Wales to Tasmania in order to break in to first-class cricket, Jackson Bird quickly rewarded the Tigers with a remarkable debut season in 2011-12. He collected 53 Sheffield Shield wickets at an average of 16.00, topping the tournament tally, and he was a key factor in Tasmania reaching the final. Bird was also named the Sheffield Shield Player of the Year, making his decision to move south from the Manly-Warringah club in Sydney's grade competition to Tasmania appear a brilliant one. Bird does not bowl at express pace but he constantly attacks the stumps, and this accuracy combined with just enough swing and seam movement has made him a very dangerous proposition at Shield level. Bird earned an Australia A call-up for the 2012 tour of England and won a promotion to the national squad for the Boxing Day Test against Sri Lanka later the same year after starting the 2012-13 Shield season in excellent form again. He was Man of the Match in his second Test against Sri Lanka in Sydney, but played only one more Test on the 2013 Ashes tour before being dropped. However, a recall came for the 2016 Test tour of New Zealand, where the selectors believed his ability to move the ball would compensate for his lack of express pace. Away from the game, Bird has studied a Bachelor of Business, specialising in marketing. His father keeps tabs on Bird's cricket career by watching live streaming of matches from Romania, where he works as a grip in the film industry.
Brydon Coverdale

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Feb 11, 2016

Jackson Bird walks on the Basin Reserve, Wellington, February 11, 2016

Jackson Bird walks on the Basin Reserve

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Feb 11, 2016

Peter Nevill shakes Jackson Bird's hand, Wellington, February 11, 2016

Peter Nevill shakes Jackson Bird's hand

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Feb 10, 2016

Jackson Bird bowls in the nets at Basin Reserve, Wellington, February 10, 2016

Jackson Bird bowls in the nets

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Series Results
India v Australia at Delhi - Mar 22-24, 2013
India won by 6 wickets
India v Australia at Mohali - Mar 14-18, 2013
India won by 6 wickets
India v Australia at Hyderabad (Deccan) - Mar 2-5, 2013
India won by an innings and 135 runs
India v Australia at Chennai - Feb 22-26, 2013
India won by 8 wickets
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